Better late than never

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Pontiac Ed
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Better late than never

Post by Pontiac Ed » 07 Mar 2017, 14:19

I bought my current Cougar back in June 2012 after I sold off my '68 GTO. I wanted to build a modified car and I couldn't bring myself to change the GTO, so off it went. My son found this car on Craigslist, and we looked at it and bought it the same day. It was a one owner 16K mile car that had been driven from December 1968 until 2010 when the original owner past away. It spent its whole life 4 blocks from Wrigley Field. Her nephew kept the car in his garage for a couple years but decided he had no interest in keeping it. Very basic car, 351W 2bbl, FMX, 2.79 open rear end, PS, PDB, AM radio, wheel covers, whitewalls & vinyl top. The sides have been repaired and repainted due to bumps and scrapes in daily usage. Its original vinyl top and the interior are in amazing shape.

This is my third '69-'70 Cougar, a Dark Ivy, Gold Shelby Cloth '69 XR7 was my first car, followed by a Competition Yellow '70 428CJ Eliminator when I was 19. I kept the Eliminator through college and started on a resto after I graduated, but sold it disassembled to buy my first house. So it was 24 years between Cougars.

Its been 4 years since I bought the car and its been apart 3 years but we are in the detail & reassembly process, hoping to make the 50th show in Dearborn, but with guarded expectations of finishing in time.

Here are a couple of pics of my current Cat as purchased.
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Re: Better late than never

Post by sfhess » 07 Mar 2017, 15:50

Very nice. Welcome back.

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Re: Better late than never

Post by Dennis Pierachini » 07 Mar 2017, 16:14

Yes, welcome back. What a nice, honest car!
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Re: Better late than never

Post by cumminskiller » 08 Mar 2017, 05:56

I'm not a fan of the color blue. But dang! That car does it for me for some reason. Best of luck to you and your project!
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Re: Better late than never

Post by Pontiac Ed » 08 Mar 2017, 10:33

A quick pic as it currently sits.
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'62 Grand Prix - my son will get this one from my estate
'00 Camaro SS - modern summer daily driver

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Re: Better late than never

Post by guitar74 » 09 Mar 2017, 11:00

Saw the pics of your freshly painted brackets. It's coming along quite nicely. I think that color looks great.

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Re: Better late than never

Post by waterlife » 12 May 2017, 20:08

Very nice :!:
1970 COUGAR M CODE

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Re: Better late than never

Post by 1967 S Code » 13 May 2017, 21:37

Looking good Ed.
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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